Costa Rica Weather in May

Waterfall leading into a stream in a rainforest in La Paz

May in Costa Rica: Calm Before the Rainy Season

People ask me all the time if May is a good time to come to Costa Rica or not. "I've heard it's the rainy season!" they’ll say. Well, let me set the record straight: if you ask me, May is one of the best times to experience Costa Rica. A common misconception is that the "rainy season" implies non-stop rain, dampening the entire vacation. In reality, Costa Rica has just two seasons: rainy and dry. During the dry season, some areas might not see a drop of rain for months, experiencing the year's hottest temperatures. On the other hand, the rainy season simply indicates the possibility of occasional, much-needed showers.
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